Before going on any photo shoot, there are specific preparations to consider…
Are they charged?
Did you pack a spare?
Have enough memory?
How long will you be shooting?
Which format will you be using – RAW, high jpeg, etc.
Have the cards been formatted in the camera?
Lenses and sensor
Clean your equipment before heading out
Which mode - Aperture / Shutter / Manual / Other?
Pack it up the night before with the proper lenses, filters,
memory cards, batteries, flash, manual and TRIPOD!
Any extra equipment not needed in the bag? Take it out!
Focus check – auto focus on?
White balance – set for the day’s lighting?
Camera settings – ISO?
Shoot and review – test fire a shot and look at its
histogram, highlights, etc. on the LCD
Subject orientation – portrait and/or landscape or both?
Snacks? Water? Cell phone?